Weekly stories, facts, trends and other information from around the globe September 25, 2007  
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Industry News

Brand New Website Offers High Quality Deck and Fence Post Caps at Manufacturer Prices
Emediawire (press release), WA - Sep 19, 2007
Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) September 19, 2007 -- PostCaps Plus introduces its new website, www.postcapsplus.com, as the lowest prices available for high quality post caps....
Pool Guard Purchases Sur-Tek Powdercoating -- National Pool Safety Fence Company Streamlines Manufacturing
PR Web (press release), WA - Sep 19, 2007
Largo, FL (PRWEB) September 22, 2007 -- Pool Guard Manufacturing (www.poolsafetyfences.com) recently purchased Sur-Tek Powdercoating, and moved into a shared facility in Largo, Florida. The expansion allows Pool Guard to build fences faster ...

Decking Industry News

Advantage Trim & Lumber Announces Exotic Tigerwood Decking
eNewsChannels, CA - Sep 19, 2007
BUFFALO, NY - Advantage Trim & Lumber today announced the release of Tigerwood Decking to finally give homeowners a low maintenance and long ...
AERT Begins Production Using Latest Generation Extrusion ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Sep 21, 2007
AERT converts reclaimed plastic and wood fiber waste into quality outdoor decking systems, fence systems, and door and window components...

Building Industry News

Builder Confidence Falls Again in September
Building Online, CA - Sep 20, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Concerns about the substantial inventory of new homes for sale and the effects that deepening mortgage market problems are having on buyer demand caused builder confidence to decline for a seventh consecutive month in September...

Fences and Animals

Dogs must be taken off chains starting Oct. 1
Austin American-Statesman (subscription), TX  - Sep 24, 2007
More than $6000 has been donated, and 19 vouchers redeemable at local fencing company Metalink have been issued, Poole said. Those whose fences needed ...
New Brunswick nearing announcement for 26 km of moose fencing ...
The Amherst Daily, Canada  - Sep 24, 2007
I just can't wait, and when the fence goes up, I'm going to be there to celebrate.'' McCollum has been critical of the Liberal government for not putting up...
Fence plan aims to prevent vehicle, deer collisions
StarPhoenix, Canada  - Sep 25, 2007
Saskatchewan's fence will have no overpasses or underpasses, and such fences can fragment populations of species, he said. It's also important to remember ...
Plants get a chance with no deer to fear
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, NJ  - Sep 22, 2007
The Great Swamp Watershed Association is proving the truism "good fences make good neighbors" applies not only to residential neighborhoods but also to wildlife preserves...
Fraser Is group backs dingo fence plans
ABC Online, Australia  - Sep 24, 2007
The Fraser Island Defenders Organisation is supporting moves by the Queensland Government to build two-metre high dingo fences around two townships on the ...

Fencing and Airports

Airports awarded state bond issue funding
CatskillsNews.com, New York  - Sep 24, 2007
Sullivan County International Airport in Bethel will receive $357500 for electrical current devices and perimeter security fence access controls and gate ...

Local Government Issues

Council to discuss fence height confusion
Quincy Herald Whig, IL  - Sep 24, 2007
He argued that this could set a precedent that would encourage other people to erect fences atop berms. However, the ZBA voted to recommend that the ...
Brooklyn Broadside: Front Yards Yes, Backyard Fences No
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, NY  - Sep 20, 2007
BROOKLYN - "A man's home is his castle," is a conviction that has deep roots in most societies. It is a fundamental imbedded in English common law, the primary source of the caveats about "illegal search and seizure."...
Natick seeks injunction to remove fence
Natick Bulletin&Tab, MA  - Sep 21, 2007
The town is seeking an injunction in Superior Court to force Claudio Carini to remove a stockade fence from his 95 Eliot St. home, which sits in one of Natick's two historic districts...

Schools and Fences

Electrified fence for Huddersfield school
ATL Education News, UK  - Sep 25, 2007
Now the school has installed a 'pulse' fence above existing railings, which gives a non-lethal electric shock to anything that touches it. Continued contact sets off an alarm...
SMUSD to upgrade security fences
North County Times, CA  - Sep 23, 2007
SAN MARCOS ---- The San Marcos Unified School District is keeping its guard up when it comes to ensuring that students and teachers are secure while school is in session, district officials said last week...

Community Issues

New fencing to help combat anti-social behaviour
Mansfield Chad, UK  - Sep 19, 2007
NEW fencing could be constructed outside homes in Stanton Hill and Sutton as part of an initiative to reduce anti-social behaviour....
Fence is answer to church prayers
Blackburn Citizen, UK  - Sep 21, 2007
A CHURCH plagued by thieves and vandals has been given permission to build an eight-feet-high fence. Approval has also been granted for a...
Prison offers chance to see where $380m went
New Zealand Herald, New Zealand -  - Sep 25, 2007
Other detection devices included motion identification and alarms, torque wire fencing, and closed circuit cameras. The fence is 1.8km long and encloses an area of 20.4ha...

USA Mexico Border Fence

Web site gives details of border fence plans
Houston Chronicle, TX  - Sep 19, 2007
President Bush signed the Border Fence Act in 2006, which calls for 700 miles of fencing along the Southwest border. Fence specifications outlined Monday ...
Glitch Renders 'Virtual Fence' Unusable
The Associated Press  - Sep 19, 2007
The fencing was announced as part of a $67 million initial contract awarded last September to Boeing, the bulk going to set up program management...
Virtual Fence or Virtual Bust?
KOLD-TV, AZ  - Sep 24, 2007
"I hope they get it straightened out, because I'd like to see the thing on the border as a fence rather than a steel barrier cutting across the landscape...
With regard to fences, one size doesn't fit all
Arizona Daily Star, AZ  - Sep 24, 2007
Maybe it has worked right on the other side of the fence, but statistics show that all the fences so far have reduced neither the amount of border-crossing ...


Fence Contractors in the News

Fencing Contractor A No Show
WOWT, NE  - Sep 24, 2007
Customers who hired a fencing contractor and paid him up front are now angry because never showed up to do the work. He didn't show up because he was in jail...


Boundary row to delay electric fence project
North County Times, CA  - Sep 20, 2007
A protracted boundary dispute will delay a much-awaited Sh60 million electric fence expected to keep wild animals inside a national park...
Building of Saudi-Iraq border fence to start soon
Middle East Online, UK  - Sep 18, 2007
Fence aims to halt infiltration of Saudi militants to join compatriots taking part in Iraq insurgency. RIYADH - Saudi Arabia is to award a contract to build ...


Weird News

Orangutan mugs French tourist for backpack in Malaysian wildlife sanctuary
Canoe, Canada - Sep 25, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malysian official says an orangutan at a wildlife sanctuary mugged a French tourist for her backpack, leaving the woman bruised and scratched...

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